This delightfully eccentric book is the perfect gift for cooks. Simon has not only written recipes for vegetables, but also pasta, rice, fish, fruit, etc. Each recipe is vibrantly illustrated & accompanied by a story about life & entertaining & what food can -- & should be. Simon has written & illustrated a book that is meant to be enjoyed & shared. "Reveals the extraordinary talents of Susan Simon as cook, storyteller & artist." "The intriguing recipes celebrate the bounties of both land & sea & are as easy as they are enticing." "Chockful of lush illustrations & tasty recipes, it not only helps solve the dinner problem but transports Italy to your kitchen."